Oct 27th 2008 2:37AM I play a 70 epiced out Holy Paladin and can't quite understand what all the grief towards the new Ret Paladins is all about. If one manages to get the drop on me they will kill me about as fast as any other decently geared Warrior or Mage. If I have at least one of my cool downs available I'll avoid dieing instantly and turn the tables on them through an exciting bout of kiting.
When the changes to Spellpower and Holy Shock were announced I was really excited that I would finally be able to properly compete in pvp. Though the cutbacks to the damage that Judgment of Righteousness puts out left me at about the same place I was before in my old shock gear. At least now I'm able to actively DPS in raids while providing a serious percentage to healing.
I can't help but think that these changes are going to end up taking back alot of the needed fixes that the Holy tree received. I haven't even had much of a chance to stretch out my tanking muscles because I had to go out and re-gear 30% of my tanking set. ;o
I don't feel that the true fix to this problem lies in the seals and judgments at all. I think they should hold off on such massive changes this early and allow people to better gauge what really needs to be adjusted about the Ret tree without killing the enjoyment of playing the other 2 trees.
Oct 26th 2008 2:26PM As a 70 Holy Paladin I've been letting the players who enjoy being zombies roam freely through the streets, just to see how far they can get. I don't even cleanse random players unless they ask me to.
I only stop to fend off the shambling horde when they stand between me and a particular task's completion. Its goes a long way toward making a list of rather mediocre chores into an exciting adventure.
Fending off 2 random zombie attacks while having to cleanse myself 5 times between the flight path and the bank in Shatt is alot of fun. ^_^
Should they actually manage to zombify me then oh well time for some brains. :D I'd love to see some zombie related achievements for infecting large numbers of people, or having a certain number of npc ghouls at your command. Conversely I think most ghouls killed in a certain amount of time would be cool too... or even most players or npc's cleansed.
I think this event is alot of fun and could have been taken a step further by using different character models for different races/classes. Such as mummies for trolls, or skeletons for casters. Perhaps upgrading your model and attacks as you chomp on more peeps.
Being able to beckon selected number of high level NPCs from the plaguelands would have been especially interesting.
Oct 25th 2008 4:56PM ... and as soon as you summon one of these said elites 50 other people tag your mob stealing the efforts of your work.